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A micro version of the Moya network abstraction layer written in Swift.


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Step 1: Defining your Endpoints

Create an Api enum with all supported endpoints as cases with the request parameters/data specified as parameters.

For example, when writing a client for the Microsoft Translator API:

enum MicrosoftTranslatorApi {
    case languages
    case translate(texts: [String], from: Language, to: [Language])

Note that the Language type used above does not necessarily need to be an Encodable type:

enum Language: String {
    case english = "en"
    case german = "de"
    case japanese = "jp"
    case turkish = "tr"

Step 2: Making your Api JsonApi compliant

Add an extension for your Api enum that makes it JsonApi compliant, which means you need to add implementations for the following protocol:

protocol JsonApi {
    var decoder: JSONDecoder { get }
    var encoder: JSONEncoder { get }

    var baseUrl: URL { get }
    var headers: [String: String] { get }
    var path: String { get }
    var method: Method { get }
    var queryParameters: [(key: String, value: String)] { get }
    var bodyData: Data? { get }

Use switch statements over self to differentiate between the cases (if needed) and to provide the appropriate data the protocol asks for (using Value Bindings).

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extension MicrosoftTranslatorApi: JsonApi {
    var decoder: JSONDecoder {
        return JSONDecoder()

    var encoder: JSONEncoder {
        return JSONEncoder()

    var baseUrl: URL {
        return URL(string: "https://api.cognitive.microsofttranslator.com")!

    var path: String {
        switch self {
        case .languages:
            return "/languages"

        case .translate:
            return "/translate"

    var method: Method {
        switch self {
        case .languages:
            return .get

        case .translate:
            return .post

    var queryParameters: [(key: String, value: String)] {
        var urlParameters: [(String, String)] = [(key: "api-version", value: "3.0")]

        switch self {
        case .languages:

        case let .translate(_, sourceLanguage, targetLanguages, _):
            urlParameters.append((key: "from", value: sourceLanguage.rawValue))

            for targetLanguage in targetLanguages {
                urlParameters.append((key: "to", value: targetLanguage.rawValue))

        return urlParameters

    var bodyData: Data? {
        switch self {
        case .translate:
            return nil // no request data needed

        case let .translate(texts, _, _, _):
            return try! encoder.encode(texts)

    var headers: [String: String] {
        switch self {
        case .languages:
            return [:]

        case .translate:
            return [
                "Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key": "<SECRET>",
                "Content-Type": "application/json"

Step 3: Calling your API endpoint with the Result type

Call an API endpoint providing a Decodable type of the expected result (if any) by using this method pre-implemented in the JsonApi protocol:

func request<ResultType: Decodable>(type: ResultType.Type) -> Result<ResultType, JsonApiError>

For example:

let endpoint = MicrosoftTranslatorApi.translate(texts: ["Test"], from: .english, to: [.german, .japanese, .turkish])

switch endpoint.request(type: [String: String].self) {
case let .success(translationsByLanguage):
    // use the already decoded `[String: String]` result

case let .failure(error):
    // error handling

Note that you can also use the throwing get() function of Swift 5's Result type instead of using a switch statement:

let endpoint = MicrosoftTranslatorApi.translate(texts: ["Test"], from: .english, to: [.german, .japanese, .turkish])
let translationsByLanguage = try endpoint.request(type: [String: String].self).get()
// use the already decoded `[String: String]` result

There's even useful functional methods defined on the Result type like map(), flatMap() or mapError() and flatMapError(). See the "Transforming Result" section in this article for more information.


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See the file CONTRIBUTING.md.


This library is released under the MIT License. See LICENSE for details.


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- 2020-08-15 16:58:23


  • Make some fields of the JsonApi protocol optional by providing default implementation.

- 2019-02-14 15:21:35


  • Add JsonApi type similar to TargetType in Moya with additional JSON Codable support.
  • Add basic usage documentation based on the Microsoft Translator API.